Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:20

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday.


Five patients die at MP hospital; official says no negligence

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:56

Indore, June 22 (IANS) Five patients died on Thursday at the Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital here in Madhya Pradesh, which informed sources attributed to obstruction in oxygen supply there. However, authorities denied it.


Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:38

New York, June 22 (IANS) In what could confirm a century-old suspicion, researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity -- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues -- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder.


World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: UN

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:30

United Nations, June 22 (IANS) The world's total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report.


Teenager with spinal deformity cured through new medical technology

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:42

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl, born with scoliosis, a sideway curvature of the spine which also caused her breathing issues, has been treated using a new technology called 3D C-arm and spinal navigation, which helps corrective surgery to be performed more accurately, said doctors on Wednesday.


Indian anti-hunger activist to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:50

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra, who has been committed to solving hunger and malnutrition in India, is all set to receive the prestigious Queen's Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries.


African plant extract could treat Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:06

London, June 21 (IANS) Raising hope for a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found that a plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat the progressive brain disorder that impairs memory.


Caring like a kangaroo can cut neonatal deaths in India

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:42

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) If more Indian mothers can be persuaded to care for their babies like kangaroo mothers do, many of the 750,000 babies younger than four weeks who die every year --the world's highest such death toll -- can be saved.


'Niti Ayog to study Apollo's NCD screening programme to know disease burden'

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:56

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Calling the surge of non-communicable diseases as biggest medical curse for India's people, Apollo Group of Hospitals Chairman Prathap. C Reddy on Tuesday said that the Niti Ayog will soon look into their ongoing programme of NCD screening to understand its actual burden in the country.


Ramamani Iyengar Institute wins first yoga award

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:24

Pune, June 20 (IANS) The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute here has been selected as the first recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga.


Yemen cholera toll rises to 1,146: WHO

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:10

Sanaa, June 20 (IANS) Cholera has claimed over 1,146 lives since April 27 in the war-torn Yemen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.


3rd International Yoga Day: Modi, Yogi to perform in Lucknow

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:46

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The stage is all set for India to hold the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performing Yoga along with 51,000 participants in Lucknow.